Skip to comments.Federal judge in New York rules against Trump in sanctuary cities case
Posted on 11/30/2018 11:13:54 AM PST by yesthatjallen
A federal judge on Friday ruled against the Trump administration's move to withhold grant funding from law enforcement agencies of so-called sanctuary cities, saying it was illegal and unconstitutional.
Judge Edgardo Ramos, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said the government did not have lawful authority to make states alert federal agents when an undocumented immigrant is going to be released from state or local custody and allow federal agents to question immigrants in custody about their legal status in order for states and cities to receive funding.
In his ruling, Ramos blocked the government from enforcing those conditions on New York, New York City and the six states that also challenged the requirements: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington.
The challengers had asked Ramos to issue a nationwide injunction, but he said they had not shown that such a move was necessary to afford them relief. He also noted the scope of other district court decisions have been limited.
A district court judge for the Northern District of Illinois issued an injunction blocking the administration from enforcing the conditions nationwide in September 2017. The ruling was affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, but the court later put its nationwide scope on hold pending a review by the courts full panel of judges.
A district court in Philadelphia has blocked the administration from enforcing the condition on Philadelphia. The government has appealed that ruling to the Third Circuit. And a district court in California blocked the condition from being enforced on the city and county of San Francisco.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood called the courts decision a major win.
As we argued, local law enforcement has the right to decide how to meet their local public safety needs and the Trump administration simply does not have the right to require state and local police to act as federal immigration agents, she said. The Trump administrations attempt to withhold these vital funds was nothing more than a political attack at the expense of our public safety.
But violating immigration law IS legal and constitutional?
“Edgardo Ramos” ? Sounds trustworthy
Another one of those not obama judges per Roberts I guess
“Judge Edgardo Ramos”
Yeah OK. On to next court.
If the local police are releasing prisoners they know to be illegal aliens, it seems to me they’re breaking the law.
I agree that the fed cant force the local police agencies to act as federal agents.
I strongly disagree that its unconstitutional to withhold federal funding to police agencies if they dont want to act as federal agents.
This ruling just smacks of gimme dat money
Paging Justice Roberts...... here is another Obama judge.
they no longer matter, they do not play by the law, we are playing in a fish bowl and they have no limitations because the law means nothing, they make it up as they go, if the system cannot react in real time to crises we see the beginning of the end of this nation
Just pull funding, to hell with the usurpers
December 6, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
A Zero tyrant.
Born 1960 in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 4, 2011, to a seat vacated by Stephen C. Robinson. Confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 2011, and received commission on December 6, 2011.
Yale College, B.A., 1982
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987
Private practice, New York City, 1987-1992, 2002-2011
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1992-2002
They are - recall they were also being punished for arresting illegals under Obama for enforcing federal law he didnt want enforced.
the big picture behind all this sanctuary crap is an unwillingness of state and local
agencies to protect citizens,
We no longer have government - we have a totalitarian political party trying to gain power at all costs and they need votes - not citizens.
On May 4, 2011, President Obama nominated Ramos
More evidence that justice is not blind and has become a politicized weapon.
obams did what he wanted.
mueller does what he wants.
Hundreds in gov do what they want.. too many to name.
So, it’s time for someone to take control of this run away train called corruption and hatred of President Trump
If they make up their own rules ... it’s time we make up our own rules. At least the President could and the dems pound sand. There is not enough throwing what they do, in their face when they go on and on with lies ... the right side doesn’t bring hillary in... nor the ones who have actively worked against Trump.. accusing him of what they are doing. The public hears the accusations... there needs to be rebuttal all the time..
Why not give them old outdated equipment as their share.
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